Two officers taken hostage at Tucker's maximum security unit

The officers and inmates are recovering from the ordeal.

TUCKER, Ark. (KTHV) - UPDATE: As of approximately 7 p.m., both officers have been recovered with only minor injuries. After use of force, the inmates were taken in to custody. The inmates and staff involved are being transported to hospitals for treatment.

ORIGINAL: According to the spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Correction, two correctional offers have been taken hostage by two inmates in a housing area at a maximum security unit in Tucker, Arkansas. 

Emergency Response Teams from the Department of Correction are on the scene and the Arkansas State Police have been notified. 

We will release additional details as they become available. 

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